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VeDA Provides Feedback on NIDCD Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invited public comment on revisions to their strategic plan, which will determine future research directions and priorities. VeDA's Medical & Scientific Advisers submitted the following answers to five

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Vestibular Disorders and the Coronavirus

VeDA's Medical and Scientific Advisors provide advice for some vestibular patients who may be at higher risk for the coronavirus (COVID-19). By Drs. P. Ashley Wackym and Yuri Agrawal VeDA has been receiving many questions


Pacing Strategies

Pacing means adopting new habits so you are able to participate in daily activities and not overstimulate yourself. Many patients with vestibular dysfunction become easily overwhelmed by basic daily activities, such as employment, shopping, cleaning, and childcare.


Chair Yoga Flow

This is a beginning chair yoga routine that is perfect for people who want to stretch, relax and strengthen, but are unable to stand for a practice. You can flow from one pose to the


When Sounds Are Too Loud

Hyperacusis is hearing disorder that causes ordinary sounds to be perceived as unbearably loud. July 4th is the United States’ “Independence Day,” known for its picnics, BBQs and fireworks. For most, fireworks are an exciting marvel


How Light Sensitivity & Photophobia Affect Vestibular Disorders

Some vestibular disorders, including vestibular migraine, can cause the patient to be more susceptible to light sensitivity. It's Too Bright! The effects of chronic light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, are profound for those who


How Has the Nature of Patient Support Changed?

From in-person support groups to online support groups to social media "groups" - vestibular patients are connecting with their peers in many ways. Before the internet the only way for vestibular patients to connect with


Vestibular Migraine Coping Strategies

FINDING TREATMENT AND SUPPORT FOR COPING WITH VESTIBULAR MIGRAINE Vestibular migraine patients, Kayla McCain and Alicia Wolf, share their tips for coping with vestibular migraine. When an individual is first diagnosed with vestibular migraine it


Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification Denied

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) recently announced that it denied the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy’s request to create a Vestibular Clinical Specialist Certification, stating that vestibular practice is a sub-specialty of


Vestibular Migraine: It’s Not Just a Headache

Vestibular migraine isn’t just a headache. It is a potentially disabling neurologic disorder. Author: Stuart Johnson, PT Most people know migraine as a severe headache that makes it difficult to perform routine activities. But it


Steps-2-Balance Ambassasdor

15-year old Alex Shaddock is VeDA's 2019 Steps-2-Balance Ambassador.  The Vestibular Disorder Association (VeDA) today announced their annual call to all those living with a vestibular condition, to challenge themselves in taking a step forward


Nature Therapy

In many places, winter means dark, cold and gloomy weather, which can have an adverse effect on our mood. Spring, on the other hand, heralds longer days and the blossoming of flowers. It means more